So. The economy. Not so fun, eh?
After updating my net worth this month, I’ve decided that for the next month, I’m not going to look at my investment accounts. Or at least, I’m going to try to not look at my investment acounts for the next month. I might not even include them in my net worth update and just look at my cash accounts and cds.
Why? Because these are long term investments. The point isn’t what’s happening over a few days or a few weeks. The point is that they are supposed to grow for future use. Worrying about them now doesn’t do me any good. In fact, I’m finding it a little stressful.
So for now, I’m going to just ignore those accounts. Oh, I’m going to continue to invest, don’t worry. Not quite ready to stop those 401(k) contributions yet. But I’m not going to keep looking and worrying about what’s happening.
Of course, this experiment could very well fail sometime next week when I just can’t take it anymore and have to peek at my accounts. We’ll just have to see.